Sofia’s toothbrush, Sammy, has served her teeth admirably. Cleaning them everyday before school and every night before bed. But when the bristles have worn away, Sofia’s mum throws Sammy in the bin and he finds himself picked up by the garbage men and thrown into the truck amongst all other sorts of rubbish. But Sammy doesn’t want to be another piece of plastic in the ocean or left ‘forever’ at the rubbish dump. Can Sammy make it back to Sofia?
This is a beautifully illustrated book with a simple narrative that follows the journey of plastic rubbish and the effects that the discarded plastic has on the environment, particularly oceans. Sammy travels across the world - meeting plastic characters that have been discarded and gone on their own journeys that highlight the problem with plastic - on his way to trying to get home to Sofia. It is a lovely introduction to the ‘plastic problem’ and offers suggestions on how to be more environmentally conscious and how to try and repurpose items rather than dispose of them.
Ultimately, it is a sad but accurate depiction of the massive problem with plastic waste in the 21st century. Every child should be given access to this book as it highlights the problems surrounding the use of plastic and the impact that their choices have on the environment.
A lovely double page spread at the back is filled with facts and figures about plastic that will only raise more questions from curious minds and will hope to inspire young children to take action and do their part in looking after our planet.
An entertaining read with a very, very important message.
Recommended for 3+.